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# palestinian - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest

The deal was brokered by the Red Cross.

# palestinian - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Israeli activists taunt Palestinian hunger strikers by having barbecue outside prison

“The idea was to break them, make them hungry,” said a spokesperson for the group.

# palestinian - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting dead injured Palestinian

A video of the shooting was shared widely online.

# palestinian - Thursday 2 February, 2017

For the first time in 20 years Israel will build a new settlement in the West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that new settlements would be created for the families.

# palestinian - Friday 1 January, 2016

Two dead and five injured after gunman opens fire in Israel

Police units are searching Tel Aviv for the suspect.

# palestinian - Friday 31 July, 2015

Palestinian baby killed in fire started by Israeli settlers at his home

The child’s parents and older brother were severely injured in the blaze.

# palestinian - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Video: Angela Merkel makes Palestinian girl facing deportation cry

Footage of the encounter has gone viral in Germany.

# palestinian - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Israel makes a U-turn on plan to put Jews and Palestinians in segregated buses

The ban was only introduced today and was quickly met with condemnation.

# palestinian - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Palestinian stabs 12 Israelis on rush-hour bus

The police shot the attacker in the leg.

# palestinian - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Israel warns of crackdown after 'hit-and-run terror attack' that killed baby

Police have flooded flashpoint neighbourhoods after yesterday’s attack.

# palestinian - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sweden to recognise a new Palestinian state

It has not been confirmed if parliamentary approval is needed.

# palestinian - Sunday 21 September, 2014

UN isn't happy about Israeli plans to relocate West Bank Bedouin people

It said this might make away for further illegal settlement expansion.

# palestinian - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Palestianian 11-year-old shot dead in West Bank as Israel refuses to return to peace talks

“Israel will not engage in negotiations under fire,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

# palestinian - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Israel announces limited 'humanitarian' ceasefire

IDF says the temporary cessation of violence “does not apply to areas where IDF soldiers are operating”.

# palestinian - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

"You must listen": Gaza teen tweets sound of bombs exploding

“I’m 16yrs old and have witnessed 3 wars, as I see, this is the hardest one.”

# palestinian - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Jewish extremists arrested over murder of Palestinian teen

It’s reported that a cousin of the murdered Palestinian teenager was ‘severely beaten’ in police custody.

Cousin of murdered Palestinian youth 'severely beaten' in police custody

The United States said it is troubled over the incident, which has heightened tensions with Palestinians.

# palestinian - Friday 20 June, 2014

14-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israel army during search for missing teenagers

The soldiers had been carrying out arrests as part of the arrest to find the three teens believed to have been abducted by Hamas.

# palestinian - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed by exploding safe

It is believed Jamal al-Jamal was attempting to open an old safe which had been brought from the previous embassy building.

# palestinian - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Explainer: What do the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks mean?

The talks are due to last up until the middle of next year so let’s have a look at the progress so far.

# palestinian - Friday 8 November, 2013

Palestinians say there's only one suspect in Arafat death

Swiss scientists have found “moderate” evidence to support the notion that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium – and the Palestinians want to get to the bottom of what happened.

# palestinian - Friday 5 April, 2013

UN suspends food distribution to 25,000 Palestinian refugees

The decision was made after demonstrators angry at aid cuts stormed a UN depot.

# palestinian - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Sweden upgrades Palestinian diplomatic status

Swedish lawmakers have upgraded Palestinian diplomatic status but rejected an amendment calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state.

# palestinian - Friday 4 January, 2013

PHOTOS: Hamas allows huge Fatah rally in Gaza - the first since 2007

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Fatah attended the mass rally – the first since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.

# palestinian - Monday 17 December, 2012

Syria VP says neither side can win outright

His comments came as the regime launched air strikes against a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus.

# palestinian - Friday 30 November, 2012

Israel announces plan for 3,000 new settler homes after UN vote

Construction is expected to be in the highly contentious area of the West Bank known as E1, a corridor that runs between the easternmost edge of annexed east Jerusalem and the Maaleh Adumim settlement.

# palestinian - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Palestinians certain to win UN recognition as a state UN

Palestinians certain to win UN recognition as a state

Israel and the United States have warned UN recognition could delay hopes of achieving an independent Palestinian homeland through peace talks.

# palestinian - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# palestinian - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

France opens murder investigation into Yasser Arafat’s death

Inquiry comes on foot of claims that the Palestinian leader died of polonium poisoning.

# palestinian - Friday 24 August, 2012

Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains for radioactive poisoning

A nine-month investigation by Al Jazeera found elevated levels of polonium on some of Arafat’s belongings. Was he poisoned?

# palestinian - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Was Yasser Arafat poisoned by polonium?

Al Jazeera reports that tests have found abnormal levels of polonium in the late Palestinian leader’s clothing.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# palestinian - Monday 14 May, 2012

Egypt attempting to broker deal with Israel and Palestinian hunger strikers - source

Egyptian and Palestinian officials could be close to reaching a deal with Israel that would end a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli jails.

# palestinian - Monday 20 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…

# palestinian - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood Palestine This post contains videos

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will present a letter to the UN Security Council later, seeking recognition for an independent state.

# palestinian - Monday 12 September, 2011

Column: Why peace has eluded the Middle East

Dr David Abrahamson feels the portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian impasse is imperfect – and that neighbouring Arab countries have fostered the hope of a Palestinian state by refusing to absorb refugees.

Palestinian 'flying chair' UN campaign comes to Dublin

Chair upholstered in pale blue material to symbolise bid to have Palestinian state recognised as a member of United Nations.

# palestinian - Friday 8 July, 2011

Pro-Palestinian activists blocked from flying into Israel

Hundreds of activists are expected to arrive at Ben Gurion airport at the weekend. Israel has asked foreign airlines to block blacklisted travellers.

# palestinian - Friday 15 April, 2011

Body of Italian peace activist found in Gaza Gaza This post contains videos

Body of Italian peace activist found in Gaza

Vittorio Arrigoni was abducted and strangled by an Islamic group with ties to Al Qaeda.

# palestinian - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

AN ARAB MAN convicted of rape because he pretended to be a Jew, has received a reprieve against his prison sentence, according to the BBC News.

Sabbar Kashur, 30 was found guilty of “rape by deception” despite having consensual sex with an Israeli woman. Kashur was last month sentenced to 18-months in jail.

Now, the High Court in Israel has granted Kashur 18-months leave in order to appeal against his sentence. Kashur had been under house arrest but has since been released.

The sentence caused outcry in Israel and incredulity in the Arab world. Allegations of racism and paternalism were made against the judges who ruled that it was their duty to protect “the sanctity of the bodies and souls” of innocent victims against criminals.

Kashur, from east Jerusalem Palestine is married with two children, but met the woman by chance in Jerusalem. He told her he was a Jewish bachelor, seeking a long term relationship. 10 minutes later the two were having sex on the roof of a deserted building.

Kashur said he was also considering the possibility of a civil lawsuit against the woman at a later date.

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